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Local dancers preparing for big weekend at Penn State

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Feb 13 2013 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 14 2013 05:42:42 PM CST

Dancers from Penn State Berks are heading to main campus to get down at THON.

SPRING TWP., Pa. -

Dancers from Penn State Berks are heading to main campus to get down at THON.

The dance marathon this weekend in State College raises money for the fight against pediatric cancer.

Some dancers said they've been preparing for this weekend for months.

"When we found out we were dancing 78 days ago, we cut out caffeine and sugar so your body get used to not having those so you just have natural energy," said Becky Winters.

The Penn State Berks Alumni Association donated $10,000 to THON on Thursday. The money was raised at a recent Reading Royals game.